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ILEETA (the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association) presented the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund with a check for $4,276. ILEETA raised much of the money this year with its annual World Cop Donut Eating Championship.

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2006 Original SWAT World Challenge (OSWC)

Germany's GSG-9 special forces unit won the 2006 Original SWAT World Challenge (OSWC) held March 26 27 in Little Rock (Ark.). San Antonio (Texas) SWAT took second place, and Lexington (Ky.) SWAT placed third. Sponsored by Original S.W.A.T. Footwear Company, the competition is an invitation-only, international championship designed to test the mental toughness, physical fitness, and weapons skills of the world's top SWAT teams. The competition will appear on Outdoor Life Network later this year.

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Safety Tip: Foot Pursuits

The decision to run after someone involves a risk-benefit analysis.
As you reflexively start running, make the analysis by asking yourself these questions during your first few steps:

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Not for TV

I don't know many cops who are big fans of Fox-TV's "World's Wildest Police Videos." This witless pastiche of police pursuits, car crashes, rampaging mobs and other public calamities offers these assorted moments of police work as prime-time entertainment. The hour-long programs are hosted by John Bunnell, a media-savvy ex-deputy sheriff who first leveraged his appearances on "Cops" (also produced by Paul Stojanovich Productions) to propel himself into the office of county sheriff.

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